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How Fire Builds Biodiversity in Nature

Fire builds biodiversity in nature because no single fire is the same. How and where fires burn depends on a variety of factors like topography, fuel moisture, fuel accumulation, wind direction and velocity and vegetative types.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, US News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

ThinkProgress

Texas Lawmaker Uses Ethnic Slur To Describe Child Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Immigration Reform, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, US News

National Public Radio

Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases

Eighteen-year-old Anna went off to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York last year, where she says she was raped 16 days into her freshman year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Claire McCaskill

The Nation

The KKK Wants a 'Shoot to Kill' Policy to Include Migrant Children

The Ku Klux Klan doesn't want to leave all the immigrant-hating to gun-toting militias and US congressmen .

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

How Climate Denial Could Cost This Iowa Senate Candidate An Election

Within the last month, several liberal and environmental groups have targeted her with campaigns aimed at highlighting her climate positions and the money she's received from the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel groups.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Environmental Law, Law, Activism, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Crooks and Liars

Drunk Country Fans Videotape As 17-year-old Is Raped By Man At Keith Urban Concert

A Boston man was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl he met at a Keith Urban concert over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Keith Urban, Country, US News

The Nation

A Step Toward Holding Colleges Accountable For Campus Sexual Assault

Earlier this month, The Nation partnered with Know Your IX , a national survivor-run campaign to fight campus sexual violence.

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Related Topix: US News

War Is A Crime

Jobless Kabul and the Works of War

By Kathy Kelly Kabul-Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers welcomed activist Carmen Trotta, from New York, who has lived in close community with impoverished people in his city for the past 25 years, serving meals, sharing housing, and offering hospitality to the best of his ability.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Asia, US News

ThinkProgress

These Maps Show How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change

New maps released Tuesday illustrate the toll climate change and pollution are taking on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for clean energy investment.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, UC Berkeley, Los Angeles County, CA, US News

ThinkProgress

Teen Allegedly Sexually Assaulted At A Concert As People Watched And Filmed Her

On Saturday night, a 17-year old teen was allegedly assaulted at a Keith Urban concert on the lawn of the Xfinity Center in Boston, while a crowd gathered to watch, some taking videos and pictures instead of intervening.

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Related Topix: Texas, US News

Crooks and Liars

Fox's Ablow: Obama Not Campaign Closer 'Unless The American People Want To Commit Suicide'

This is what passes for political commentary on Faux "news." Here's a shocker. Fox ran a poll asking the question "Would you want Pres.

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Related Topix: Keith Ablow, US News

ThinkProgress

Another U.N. School Hit In Gaza War, Killing At Least 19 Palestinians

A boy looks through a hole on the wall made after an Israel strike at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in the Jebaliya refugee camp in Gaza For the second time in as many weeks, a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip was hit with with artillery fire , with reports that as many 90 Palestinians were wounded in the attack that killed an estimated 19 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

ThinkProgress

Colorado Supreme Court Orders End To Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

For the past month , Hall has issued a total of 202 licenses to same-sex couples.

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Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Truthdig

Israel Bombs Gaza Back to Stone Age: Razes Only Power Plant & Plunges Strip into Darkness

Israel launched a 7-hour campaign of intensive bombing of Gaza on Tuesday, destroying its only power plant.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Truthdig

Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported.

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Related Topix: US News, Suicide, Florida State University

Daily Kos

Big Victory in Detroit over Water! Elected mayor regains control of water utility

Amid international attention to Detroit's policy of cracking down on water customers with overdue bills, the city's emergency manager Tuesday granted fuller authority to Mayor Mike Duggan to manage the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

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Related Topix: Detroit, TX, US News

Capitol Hill Blue

Sex trafficking among young children

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, US News

Burnt Orange Report

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Sen. Ken Paxton

At the beginning of the month, it was becoming clear Republican State Senator and nominee for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton could become toxic to the entire Texas Republican slate.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Texas, Travis County, TX, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Kos

Congress rushes to pass VA funding before leaving for recess

U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders and House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller announce bipartisan legislation to address problems in the VA healthcare system.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

Daily Kos

The Black Body is Always a Threat: White Racial Paranoia Killed Eric Garner

I have not written about the videotaped killing of Eric Garner by the New York Police Department--and their subsequent efforts to cover up the crime--because I did not want to contribute to the online necropolis of black and brown people unjustly killed by white American racism.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hamill, SD, US News

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